Farrah Fawcett Dies of Cancer at 62

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  1. Libra Skye18

    Libra Skye18 New Member

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    Farrah Fawcett, who skyrocketed to fame as one of a trio of impossibly glamorous private eyes on TV's Charlie's Angels, has died after a long battle with cancer. She was 62.

    Fawcett died at 9:28 a.m. PST at St. John’s Heath Center in Santa Monica, Calif. She was with longtime partner Ryan O'Neal, friend Alana Stewart and her doctor Lawrence Piro. She had recently returned to St. John's for treatment of complications from anal cancer, first diagnosed three years ago.

    "She's gone. She now belongs to the ages," O'Neal tells PEOPLE. "She's now with he mother and sister and her God. I loved her with all my heart. I will miss her so very, very much. She was in and out of consciousness. I talked to her all through the night. I told her how very much I loved her. She's in a better place now."

    Like so much about Fawcett's life – including her bumpy relationship with O'Neal – her heroic struggle to beat the disease was closely followed by her legion of fans.

    "I've watched her this past year fight with such courage and so valiantly, but with such humor," Fawcett's Charlie's Angels costar Kate Jackson told PEOPLE in November 2007.

    O'Neal, in particular, remained a steadfast supporter of Fawcett, who, despite her frailty, spent the last months of her life filming a TV documentary chronicling her illness, including several trips to Germany to undergo experimental treatment. Fawcett is survived by her son with O'Neal, Redmond, 24, who is currently serving a prison term in California after repeated drug offenses.

    Redmond, was not there at Fawcett's side when she died, but spoke to his mother on the phone told her "how much he loved her and asked her to please forgive him that he was so very, very sorry," O'Neal tells PEOPLE.

    Texas Charmer

    Blonde, blue-eyed and petite – and with a trademark mane as flowing and famous as the M.G.M. lion's – the Corpus Christi, Texas, native was born Feb. 2, 1947, the younger daughter of an oil-field contractor and his homemaker wife.

    A magnet for male students at the University of Texas at Austin, Fawcett eventually set off for Hollywood. Quickly noticed by casting agents, she began landing small parts in forgettable movies, such as 1970's Myra Breckinridge, based on a gender-bending novel by Gore Vidal. Her role: an ingenuous blonde.

    In 1973, Fawcett married actor Lee Majors, forever known as Col. Steve Austin on TV's The Six Million Dollar Man. Three years later, she appeared in the cult sci-fi film Logan's Run and began her stint with costars Jackson and Jaclyn Smith on Charlie's Angels. Well-coiffed and scantily-clad, the threesome created an instant sensation, with a weekly following of 23 million fans.

    Fawcett moved on after just one season. By then, she was already a phenomenon, having donned a one-piece red bathing suit and a perfect smile for her legendary pin-up poster, which sold a still-record 12 million copies.

    "I became famous almost before I had a craft," Fawcett told The New York Times in 1986, four years after her divorce from Majors. (By then, she was already involved with Ryan O'Neal.) "I didn't study drama at school. I was an art major. Suddenly, when I was doing Charlie's Angels, I was getting all this fan mail, and I didn't really know why. I don't think anybody else did, either."

    Bumpy Film Career

    Though she left TV for what was assumed to be greener pastures – feature films – Fawcett's initial three big-screen vehicles all crash-landed. Her first, 1978's Somebody Killed Her Husband, was lampooned in MAD magazine under the title, Somebody Killed Her Career.

    It took some serious dramatic TV roles, including that of a battered wife in 1984's The Burning Bed (which earned her an Emmy nomination), as well as starring in small-screen biopics about pioneering photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White and ill-fated Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton, for Fawcett to bounce back.

    "What would you do if someone said to you, 'You're so popular right now that you can be on the cover of every magazine, but if you do that, you might get overexposed and a backlash will develop'?" Fawcett told The Times after she had emerged from one of the valleys of her career.

    Still, she said of fighting for survival in Hollywood, "That's life. Everything has positive and negative consequences."



    Link: http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20240288,00.html



    So sad. May she rest in peace.
    :(
     
  2. papa_levante

    papa_levante oh! darling

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    Oh no! :eek: I read last night that the doctors said she had only a few minutes to live. I'm glad that she finally has some peace because she's been fighting this cancer for over 10 years.

    Rest in peace, beauty.
     
  3. Echoes

    Echoes Confused & Bewildered

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    Beat me to it.

    Bye Chris (Monroe).
     
  4. khyrk

    khyrk Oh Yeah!

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    may she RIP
     
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    ChloeFrancoise New Member

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    It's sad her son couldn't be with her more in her final months. :( Rest in peace Farrah.
     
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    very sad. now she's not in pain anymore. rip
     
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    damn, so sad :( I'm upset that she didn't win this battle. Rest in peace, Farrah.
     
  8. versustito

    versustito Well-Known Member

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    OMG!! (Q.E.P.D) We Love You Farrah!!
     
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    omg....:cry:
    may she rest in peace!!!:heart:
     
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    I can't believe it...this is so sad...
    R.I.P. Farrah
     
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    That is too young to die. RIP Farrah.
     
  12. Flashbang

    Flashbang Mr. Magic

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    Damn it cancer :furious:

    May she rest in peace, I won't forget that poster and her smile :heart:
     
  13. LetThemEatCake

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    Life is too short...R.I.P. Farrah-You Are Now An Angel

    May she rest in peace. Love you Farrah. :cry:
     
  14. Scott

    Scott Stitch:the Hand

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    yeah i awoke this morning the news was reporting she only had hours to live. didn't think it would quite so soon.

    RIP
     
  15. LetThemEatCake

    LetThemEatCake New Member

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    I'll always remember this image of her, she was so youthful and seemed to make the most out of her life.
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    R.I.P. You're now forever an angel. :heart:

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  16. silk skin paws

    silk skin paws doldrums

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    She's been through so much in life perhaps she found some kind of peace during the last moments.
     
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    Crying Diamonds Geometric Discharge

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    brokenenglish Deep Red Bells

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    10 years? I have ready many times she was diagnosed in 2006. :huh:


    This is very sad news. It really breaks my heart she couldn't be with her son.
     
  19. Nemova

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    I feel so sad for Ryan O'Neal. He must be devastated. :(

    R.I.P. Farrah. :heart:
     
  20. Lamia

    Lamia Feels Like Heaven

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    ^Yes,they planned to get married...So sad....:(

    RIP
     

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